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French Fridays with Dorie: Coconut lemongrass-braised pork

Another short and sweet French Fridays with Dorie post this week.  I know you’ll be disappointed to hear I did not make this recipe in Paris – but it just worked out that I fit it in my schedule before I left in June.  To be honest, I have been so busy this week with […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Chicken and tomatoes en papillote

It’s my first “French Friday with Dorie” in Paris. One that I have cooked in my tiny tiny kitchen. I mean, it’s REALLY TINY. About 90cm across. See. Not exactly a cook’s dream but hey, it’s in Paris, right?  Beggars can’t be choosers.  The apartment has a quiet bedroom and wonderful light. And, it’s in […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Chunky beets and icy red onions

When I saw this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe involved beets I wasn’t too excited. Beets and I have a love-hate relationship, starting with hate when I was very young and the only beets I ever knew were from a can. Eew!  I have had some spectacular beets in the past year or so, […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Mozzarella, tomato and strawberry salad

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe is exactly the sort of thing I look forward to eating more of when I head to Paris for a month next week.  When I lived there as a poor student (then a poor teacher, LOL!) I would often eat mozzarella and tomato salad for my dinner, washed […]

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Les Petits Chefs cook from the Peko Peko cookbook!

For the last Petits Chefs session of the year, I decided to test the recipe I contributed to the Peko Peko Charity Cookbook for Japan: Mushroom and Scallion Tamagoyaki.   In March, when Japan was rocked by the 9.0 earthquake, the food blogging community was fast to react. All across the world, bake sales and other […]

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